The Staggers 11 February 2014 Morning Call: pick of the papers The ten must-read comment pieces from this morning's papers. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 1. The threat of another euro crisis (Financial Times) Two German institutions have now objected to the policies underpinning the euro, writes Gideon Rachman. 2. The greater the challenge, the more hope Clegg has (Independent) Like Tony Blair, he came to politics relatively late, but now seems to be partly enjoying power even though poll ratings are dire, writes Steve Richards. 3. Without women, Tories face a lost cause (Financial Times) If the UK prime minister wants change, he must impose all-women shortlists, says Helen Lewis. 4. This treatment would save children's lives – so why won't the government allow it? (Guardian) Mitochondrial replacement, developed in the UK, looks set to be lost to the US because the government is too timid to back it, writes Polly Toynbee. 5. Scottish independence: There are two men who could help Mr Cameron save Britain (Daily Telegraph) The contribution of John Major and Gordon Brown would make sense of the PM's call to arms, says Benedict Brogan. 6. Cameron must stop and search his conscience (Times) Theresa May is right to curtail this power, says Rachel Sylvester. Its reform would improve Conservative and police relations with minorities. 7. We need a Bismarck to tame the machines (Financial Times) The power of the new technology barons must be held in check, says Michael Ignatieff. 8. Orwell was hailed a hero for fighting in Spain. Today he'd be guilty of terrorism (Guardian) The International Brigades were hailed for bravery, writes George Monbiot. But British citizens who fight in Syria are damned. If only they did it for the money. 9. Accidental damage at Barclays (Daily Mail) The leak of the profits projection gives the impression of a bank that has not only lost its moral compass but is also accident prone, writes Alex Brummer. 10. The GOP must learn how to talk about sex (Times) It’s not the Republicans’ policies that are off-putting for women, but how they are expressed, writes Hugo Rifkind. › It's too early to be pessimistic about boosting living standards Subscribe To stay on top of global affairs and enjoy even more international coverage subscribe for just £1 per month!